Russia Deploys Nuclear Warheads To Belarus

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Russia has proceeded with its plan to deploy tactical nuclear warheads to neighboring ally Belarus, according to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the plan on March 25, the first deployment of nuclear weapons by Russia outside its territory since 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union. Putin’s defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, justified the move during a meeting with his counterpart in Minsk saying, “The collective West is essentially waging an undeclared war against our countries.”  U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said the move was “the latest example of irresponsible behavior that we have seen from Russia since its full-scale invasion of Ukraine over a year ago,” however, the U.S. sees “no reason to adjust our strategic nuclear posture or any indications that Russia is preparing to use a nuclear weapon.”